Classroom Teacher Specialist

The Classroom Teacher Specialist Program and the Educational Coach programs are designed to enrich and expand the role of the career teacher. By emphasizing professional growth and self-improvement, this program gives each individual ample opportunity to investigate current learning theories and to apply theory to practice. It allows students to explore the development of curriculum and to pursue advanced professional interests. The program allows for students to pursue a general interest area or specific interest area of study. The program may also be designed for students who are seeking cross-endorsement certification.

classroom teacher specialistThe Sixth Year Professional Diploma for Classroom Teacher Specialist enriches and expands the role of the career teacher, and students in this program will be able to investigate current learning theories, explore the development of curriculum, and implement theory as practice, as well as pursue personal and professional interests. The program emphasizes professional growth and self-improvement through guided instruction and self-directed analysis.

Students successfully completing the program are awarded the Sixth Year Professional Diploma of Advanced Study.

To be admitted to the program, students must have a master's degree and must satisfy admissions requirements for a sixth year program.

All students are required to enroll in the following courses, each of which carries three semester hours of credit. 

Basic Courses -- 9 credits

EDU 611 - Curriculum Development and Implementation of Theories in the Classroom
EDU 612 - The Teaching-Learning Process: A Teacher's Perspective
EDU 613 - Diverse Classroom Models: Principles and Practices

Research Component -- 6 credits

EDU 618 - Field Study - Applied Research
EDU 619 - Seminar - Current Issues Affecting Classroom Teachers

Working with a faculty adviser, each student selects an additional 15 credits.